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College Round-up: Holloway named Big East Player of the Week

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South Jamaica native Shaheen Holloway was named Big East men's basketball co-player of the week after leading the Seton Hall Pirates to a 3-0 week. Holloway shared the honor with Ruben Boumtje Boumtje from Georgetown.

The senior point guard averaged 15.3 points, 7.7 rebounds and 5.0 assists in the three league wins. In Seton Hall's stirring 69-67 win at Syracuse, which snapped the Orangemen's 19-game winning streak, Holloway narrowly missed his first triple-double of his career as he had 12 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists for the Hall.

The 11 rebounds tied a career-high. A game earlier, in a 97-66 win over West Virginia, Holloway matched a career high with 14 assists.

At the Meadowlands on Monday, Holloway had nine points and six assists in a 59-50 loss to the University of Connecticut.

Track and Field

The St. John's men and women's track teams both took first place at the Fordham/SJU Invitational Friday at the 168th Street Armory. The Red Storm men finished with 94 points with St. Joseph's taking second with 88 points.

The women had 148 points, second-place Albany finished with 94 1/2 points.

St. John's placed first and second in the shot put and in the 400-meter. Sheba George won the shot put with a distance of 13.51 and Gina LoMonaco placed second with a distance of 12.95. In the 400-meter, Dinah Mensah won the race in 56.27. Tiffany Barnes placed second with a time of 56.94.

Also on the women's side, Beatrice Green finished second in the 55-meter high hurdles with a time of 8.52.

Ben Catalano won the men's 400-meter with a time of 48.53, while Shawn Green finished first in the men's 500-meter with a time of 1:04.05.

Gadsden garners NJAC Player of the Week honors

Flushing native Crystal Gadsden, a freshman guard at Kean University, was named New Jersey Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week during the week of Jan. 31.

Gadsden, who played at Christ the King High School, led the Cougars by averaging 12.5 points, 7.5 assists and 5.5 steals per game in a 1-1 week for her team. She earned her first double-double on the year, scoring 10 points and dishing out 10 assists in a win over Rutgers-Newark and 15 points, five assists and eight steals against Richard Stockton State College.

Gadsden leads Kean in scoring, averaging 10.9 points per game, free throws made (83), free throw percentage (72.2), assists (118), steals (60) and minutes played (610).

Big East swimming and diving championships

The University of Pittsburgh men and the University of Notre Dame women will look to defend their titles at the 2000 Big East Swimming and Diving Championships to be held Thursday through Saturday at the Goodwill Games Aquatics Center in Uniondale, L.I.

Senior Christina Evans, who holds the Red Storm record in the 100-meter fly, will lead the St. John's women contingent while the men will be led by sophomore Jaak Savvi, an Olympic hopeful for Estonia.

Prep's Wagner earns All-American status

Former St. Francis Prep soccer standout Maureen Wagner, has earned All-American status in the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference for the fall semester.

A member of the women's soccer team at College Misericordia, Wagner is a senior math/secondary education major. To be eligible for the PAC All-American team, student-athletes must earn a minimum grade point average of 3.20 while participating in varsity athletics.

Men's Basketball

York 83, Lehman 70. William Short had 18 points and Neil Edwards added 12 points and 14 blocks for the Cardinals. York improves to 13-7, 1-11 CUNY. Lehman is 9-14, 4-9.

Women's Basketball

College of Staten Island 90, York 48. Rasheeda Jennings had 12 points for the Lady Cardinals. Courtney Aimetti had 22 points and April Nelson added 20 for CSI.

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